July 27, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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This week, the Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science and the University of Maryland will host the 2nd International Conference on Ionizing Processes in Annapolis, Maryland. This conference follows in the footsteps of ICIP 2016, which was hosted in Upton, NY by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Travis Dietz, Kevin Mecadon, and Devyn Catterton will all be presenting posters at the conference. Dr. Eaman Karim will be presenting during the session, “Interfaces and Nuclear Applications,” on her work entitled, “Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Protons and Alpha Particles-Induced Damages on the Surface Region of 4H Silicon Carbide.”
More information on the conference can be found at icip2018.umd.edu .
December 5, 2015
by Travis Dietz
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The desired grafting reaction of diallyl oxalate to nylon substrate.
On December 4th, 2015, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research published the paper, “Uranium Removal from Seawater by Means of Polyamide 6 Fibers Directly Grafted with Diallyl Oxalate through a Single-Step, Solvent-Free Irradiation Process,” as part of a special issue on the extraction of uranium from seawater. The paper was authored by Travis C. Dietz, Claire E. Tomaszewski, Zois Tsinas, Dianne Poster, Aaron Barkatt, Mohammad Adel-Hadadi, Fred B. Bateman, Lonnie T. Cumberland, Erich Schneider, Karen Gaskell, Jay LaVerne, and Mohamad Al-Sheikhly. The paper can be found online at the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.iecr.5b03401
May 22, 2015
This week Professor Al-Sheikhly has been invited to and will speak at the 15th annual International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan as an Eye Opener for the Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry and Radiation Processes section of the conference.
More information about the conference can be found here.
March 24, 2015
Travis Dietz (left) and Dr. Dianne Poster (right) are shown here with Travis’s poster at NIST.
This week, Travis Dietz was awarded a Council of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards student grant award for his work on the extraction of uranium from seawater using radiation-grafted fabrics. The award will cover Travis’s attendance at the council’s annual meeting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology the week of April 26th. Travis will be presenting a short five minute presentation of his work as well as a poster during the conference.
A more detailed article on Travis’s project and the award can be found on the department website here.
January 1, 2015
The Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science is led by Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly at the University of Maryland, College Park. Our group is dedicated to exploring the effects of radiation on materials and the study of polymers. In order to perform this research we work in close collaboration with a number of other institutions including The Catholic University of America, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The University of Texas, Austin, among others. Please see our research and publications page for more information about our group and its current research projects.